Distance Running – 1978 – Special – The Boston Marathon Highlights – Host Bill Rodgers

DOG COMMENTARY: First of all, this video starts off with 5 minutes of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi as The Blues Brothers….being introduced at the Rhino Club by Garrett Morris….plus the credits of SNL with the whole Not Ready For Prime Time Players singing Happy Trails To You….as just a wonderful piece of untitled video to…

Boxing – 1987 – 12 Round USBA Junior Middleweight Title Fight – Donald Curry Vs Tony Montgomery

DOG ASIDE: Donald Curry is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1991, and in 1997…. who held the undisputed welterweight title from 1985 to 1986….the WBC super welterweight title from 1988 to 1989….and challenged once for the IBF and lineal middleweight titles in 1990. After losing to Honeyghan, Curry moved up to the light middleweight division…when he defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA…

Movie – 1933 – Classic Special – Duck Soup – Starring The Marx Brothers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby…. with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin and directed by Leo McCarey…..which was 1st released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933….as this film was then billed as the “Four Marx Brothers”….with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo….and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy….for it was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo….and the…

Comedy – 1978 – Animated Special – Dregs + Vestiges – Smoking Craters & The Mighty Fabaz

DOG ASIDE: This Jim Henson “Muppets style” comedy skit featuring the Dregs and the Vestiges in a really comical parody of a father who finds out that his teenage son is smoking “craters”….which obviously get him high or stoned as the case may be….so, the father seeks help from The Mighty Fabaz….whose advice to the father…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round IBF Junior Middleweight Title – Champ Carlos Santos Vs Louis Acaries

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos Santos debuted as a professional boxer on November 11, 1976 by outpointing José Collantes over four rounds in San Juan, Puerto Rico….and had his 1st knockout victory in his 3rd fight when he beat Juan Polanco in the 3rd round on May 21, 1977…..then in November he had his 1st fight abroad….when he beat…

Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…

Comedy – 1974 – Special – Steve Martin – The Funnier Side Of Eastern Canada

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s first TV special was this independently produced Canadian travelogue….which was designed to promote tourism in Montreal and Toronto….as it features Steve Martin doing short sketches and describing tourist sites….with stand-up segments were also filmed at the Ice House in Pasadena, California…..for this was pretty early in his career as an on-camera personality….and typical…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Don Williams – Amanda Light Of My Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 while singing popular ballads and amassing 17 # 1 country hits….with his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice….soft tones….and imposing build earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant” of country music.  It was with the group the…

Comedy – 1981 – SNL Skit – The Cutest Jesus – Lorraine Newman + Gilda Radner + Paula Prentice

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players of  Saturday Night Live fame back in the 1970’s and 1980’s had three of the great female comedic talents of the period in Gilda Radner, Lorraine Newman and Jane Curtain….and we at ImaSportsphile are fortunate to have literally hundreds of skits showcasing their immense talents….as this particular…